why are blackberry devices not allowed for BYOD?
yes spoke to a dealer in las vegas he told me ofcourse the sim is regestered to the imei/esn why wouldnt it be makes perfect sense.... also he states the tmobile phone did not have to be unlocked in order to be used so if ya have a tmobile phone thats not being used dont worry about getting it unlocked.
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okay this is how i see this working. tmobile wants all cdma phones off the network so they can shut down metro network so all that byod is just to register on tmobile network and keep it pushing
Only because we are used to moving the SIM card at our own leisure nor are we familiar with "whitelisting". The only reason "pairing" the IMEI is done with accounts on T-Mobile and AT&T is to determine data plan requirements, not to "whitelist" devices for the purposes of authenticating to the network. Other that we can move the SIM to any device without going online, visiting a store, or calling CS.
As for the self-service options, as I posted yesterday, the online option did not recognize the IMEI number nor did customer service's system when they tried to enter the IMEI.
So as of this time, it appears that self-service options do not work.
As i0wnj00 stated, typically GSM carriers don't require this. You just switch the SIM to another device and it operates just fine. It's really not necessary to pair the IMEI with a GSM SIM. Hopefully as T-Mobile further integrates the MPCS systems, they will remove this requirement.Originally Posted by n4zty
BTW: Did you encounter any resistance (i.e., added/higher fees) to registering another IMEI within 90 days of your original BYO IMEI?
I put the SIM back into the second phone and it is still working on that phone.
At the store, the rep took a phone that he had in a drawer and scanned it. He said he had to do that first before putting the new phone on my account with the old SIM.
So at this time, it doesn't sound like you can make the change online yourself---unless maybe you had a CDMA phone you could add to deactivate the SIM like the store rep did.
As for resistance, no there was no mention of any added/higher fees to register another IMEI.
Thanks. I'm sure they will always require a store visit & fee to enter a new IMEI into their inventory, I imagine that they're also developing online and OTA systems to support DIY device-changes.
Everyone's still learning Metro's new rules and caveats...don't be surprised if/when reps "enforce" a 90-day period before adding a new IMEI into inventory...
jet I asked this in the tmobile forum but I will ask here as well, you first put the nexus 4 on, but were not able to get lte?
The second phone does it have officially supported LTE?
can that use lte does it connect to tmobile only? MMC AND MNC?